St Helens Church, High Street, Wheathampstead, St Albans, AL4 8AA. Worship Times: 10am every Sunday

14-Feb Midweek Email


In this email:
  • Ashing Service – TONIGHT!
  • Lent Course 2024 – last chance to sign up
  • Lent Celtic Retreat Day
  • Bishop’s Open Garden
  • 2024 Programme for St Helen’s Fellowship
  • Half Term Diary Changes
Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 24th April 2024, 7.30pm







Wheathampstead Churches Together is pleased to offer the SPCK York Lent course this year – God Has No Favourites by Carmody Grey, with five sessions, starting 15th February. The main idea is to share different experiences of Christianity and explore what the bible says.  Course leaders have an audio with a relaxed conversation expanding on topics raised in the course booklet with contributions from people of different Christian backgrounds, and booklets will be available for everyone attending.

A choice of times and venues is offered. If you would like to join us, please sign up using this link or contact the church office 01582 834031


St Helen’s Fellowship
MEN AND WOMEN welcome at St Helen’s Fellowship! Programme below. Unless otherwise stated all meetings are held in The Mead Hall between 2.45 and 4.15 pm. The cost is £2 per week and 50p for transport if required. Anyone who would appreciate a lift to meetings, please ring Gill Gwinn who will be able to tell you if we can help with this. Thanks.

Louise Edwards 01582 621197
Jill Bareham 01582 460394
Gill Gwinn (transport organiser) 07966 469754


15th February         The Cruel Sea Part 2 with talk and model ship

22nd February         Social afternoon

29th February          Head Gear – An invitation to show and tell your story

7th March               Holy Communion

14th March              Save a space for puds (sub £3 this week)

21st March             Chair exercises with Sarah Donnelly

28th March             Maundy Thursday Reflections 




Half Term 19th – 23rd February 2024
  • Coffee in the Chancel is closed on Monday. Holiday opening hours on Tuesday and Saturday,10–11.30am.
  • ‘Following the Message’ group will not be meeting on Monday. Back in church at 11.15am on Monday 26th February.
  • ‘The Ark’ Parent-and-Toddler group will not be meeting on Wednesday. Sessions resume on Wednesday 28th February at 9.30am, St Helen’s Church.





Events and Activities this week (at St. Helen’s Church unless otherwise indicated).
Please ask if you need further details




Monday 12th February
9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
11.15am – 12.15pm Following the Message Study Group
7.30pm – 9.15pm Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday  13th February9.30am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel
5.00pm –  6.30pm Pancake Party in St Helen’s School

Wednesday 14th February
9.30am – 11.00am The Ark Parent and Toddler Group
8.00pm – 9.00pm Ashing Service

Thursday  15th February
2.45pm – 4.15pm St Helen’s Fellowship at Mead Hall



Friday 16th February

Saturday 17th February
9.15am – 10.00am Celtic Morning Prayer
10.00am – 11.30am Coffee in the Chancel

Sunday 18th February
10.00am – 11.00am Parish Communion Service
3.30pm – 4.30pm Kids Worship